Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at a hearing Tuesday about the low morale of employees of DHS’ Immigration of Customs Enforcement agency.

“We have a very real problem,” Sessions said. “In December of 2012 – a few months ago – a survey of federal agencies showed that morale of ICE employees had dropped in rankings to 279th out of 291 federal agencies.

“Were you aware that morale at ICE has plummeted?” Sessions asked.

“Oh yes,” Napolitano said. “And, in fact, employee morale is a real concern of mine.”

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